Common Questions About Voluma
SliMedica offers one the newest, life-changing injectables: Voluma. The product is designed to fill and lift the midfacial region and to create beautiful contours in the cheeks, which reduce the unpleasant side effects of aging such as facial volume loss. We are here to answer all the frequently asked questions about Voluma.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is the latest facial filler from Allergan, the makers of BOTOX and Juvederm. It is a thick gel that is injected deep into the skin to combat signs of aging by restoring midfacial volume loss. The gel is made of modified hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring complex sugar in our bodies. HA combines with collagen and elastin, which provides skin structure and elasticity.
How Does It Work?
We inject Voluma into the cheek area to add lift and volume to the flattening and descending midfacial region. Voluma can reverse the deflated, sunken look that our face gets over time and restore a youthful-looking appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Voluma is approved by the FDA for anyone 21 or older. The treatment is for anyone who would like to improve their appearance by adding more volume to the midface or contours to the cheeks.
What Can I Expect?
Voluma is a non-surgical treatment that only takes just minutes to perform. The product is premixed with the numbing agent lidocaine for maximum comfort. Our goal with Voluma and all of our treatments is to make your experience as pleasant as possible!
What Should I Do to Prepare for the Injections?
Patients should stop taking nonessential vitamins, herbal supplements, and pain medications, such as aspirin. Patients should refrain from heavy alcohol consumption the day before and the day after treatment.
How Long Before I Can Return To Work?
There is no set downtime with this treatment. Although we may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise and sun exposure for the first 24 hours, patients can return to work and regular activities right away!
How Long Will It Last?
The results of the treatment are immediate and will last for quite a while because Voluma metabolizes slowly and naturally. The results are not permanent, and you will eventually need another treatment.
If you are interested in Voluma, the experts at SliMedica can tell you more information about it during your consultation. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in San Antonio, TX. We look forward to hearing from you!